Sources tell the Cape Charles Mirror that this Friday, a large wedding party from Virginia Beach went downtown to Kelly’s after getting married on the beach (a beautiful sunset wedding). This was a party of 25 with reservations for dinner. Being from out of town, and unaware of the backwards parking scheme, they all pulled in front ways (the way most people are accustomed to doing). After having a grand time at the Pub, they went outside to find all of their cars ticketed for parking in the wrong direction. Sources also tell the Mirror that, given the large block of cars all parked together, right in front of Kelly’s, it was obvious that it was an out of town group – also, the wedding guests were not overly enthusiastic about the hospitality, given that they had chosen Cape Charles as the preferred destination. It was their wedding – but for locals who have been here awhile, we understand it’s just the way the town likes to say, “Welcome to Cape Charles.” We’re sure they’ll be coming back soon.
Another note from the Bonehead Journal. Last week, while the Town was preparing to flush the water system, they called businesses on Mason Avenue and told them not to use the water after nine o’clock. The Mirror spoke with Colleen Kelly, owner of Kelly’s pub, and she said the Town only informed them that afternoon that they would not be able to use the water after 9pm. While the town depends on businesses staying successful, forcing a restaurant stop using water during key hours, seems counter productive. In the middle of winter, 9pm is probably fine, but this time of year, places like Kelly’s need to be able to do what they do without interference from the Town of Cape Charles. It would seem that the flush could/should happen after 2am, when businesses have all closed up for the night.
CORRECTION: The wedding was actually during the day, and the reception was a lunch, not dinner as previously reported.